Recently collaborated with @modkat (modern litter boxes for sophisticated cats), and my review of it is #ontheblog (link in bio)! trying to stay on top of this #blogging thing and right now i'm winning 💪🏻 #collab#modkat
Well, hello new mexico! 🌵
grateful to finally breathe in deeply your fierce landscapes, colors, textures, ☕️(of course) + ways. ready to get lost in wonder + love for you.
1st albuquerque for open summit.
Caleb and i lived in a tiny apartment filled with hand-me-down furniture that was all mismatched for the start of our marriage. we loved that little place. and even though there were so many colors and styles going on, it was our first place together and so special and dear to us. every new gift from family and friends an exciting thing to use, cherish and feel the love and generosity of the people in our lives.
we were so sad when we got a notice that they were kicking out all the occupants of our very old & cheap apartment because it would be torn down and bought by someone else. we love pasadena and being able to walk to gorgeous city hall, old town and paseo, and colorado st. where the rose bowl parade goes down. most things around this area are super expensive and working at low paying christian school teacher jobs , we didn't think anything else would work out.
as we were praying and asking god after many disappointments of failed apartment finds because of tiny places with high rent, we started driving down a street and found the most perfect place for us. we felt peace right away as we walked up. the man we called was so kind and ended up being the best landlord ever. with two floors and affordable rent we were giddy and signed the papers the next day. we feel as if we moved into our castle.
caleb, with the help of our awesome brother, generously took all our furniture to our mom and dad in laws backyard. we bought white chalk paint and covered all that hand-me-down furniture and some salvation army finds to turn our new place into a french country theme. it's been two years since we've moved here and it still feels so peaceful and clean. we can still walk to our favorite places and live in our favorite neighborhood. i feel so grateful as i look around our place with precious gifts and hard diy work that was also a lot of fun. see some before and after pictures on our blog (link in profile, under blog). what's a project your proud of accomplishing? love to hear from you!
⭐️ still loving this space and fish bag combo ⭐️ if you haven't read it yet, today's post features a few thoughts on fashion and instagram, and how i've come to love outfit posts again (minus the instagram fear of not getting enough likes ~bleurgh~) link in bio!
Lying listening to the call to prayer. on a bed, in a city in which i now feel as at home in as anywhere on earth. i'm considering 'travel', 'being on the road', how it changes us, opens us, perhaps even dissolves us. reborn each time in a new place, as a new person, peeling away the layers, and finally finding an essence that is constant through it all. i'v always been most peaceful in motion. .
this was a wonderful styled lunch held earlier this month hosted by @lamaisonpernoise and styled by @nicxxxdesign - it a symphony of culture and friendship.
anyone who's suffered from any kind of skin issue – whether it's eczema, acne, dry patches, oily skin, clogged pores, rosacea – will know that it doesn't matter how good your hair looks, what good shape you're in, or that glam accessory you're wearing, everything feels horrible and it's hard to feel any kind of confidence if you're suffering from bad skin. the good news is that our skin heals and regenerates pretty quickly and i've seen first hand how with the right product & the right ingredients you can get your complexion (and your confidence) sparkling in no time. 💛💫 // #vanderohe#no1serum#skinchanger